Isaac Kerstenetzky Award

To promote research on economic developments possibly using data gained from business and consumer tendency surveys, the FGV (Fundação Getulio Vargas) of Brazil launched the Isaac Kerstenetzky Awards in 2008. The awards are labelled in honour of Isaac Kerstenetzky who started the first Business Tendency Survey in Latin America. The awards are given to the best papers presented at the biennial CIRET conference.

One of the awards is reserved for young economists. To apply for the Isaac Kerstenetzky Young Economist Award, the author must be under the age of 35. In the case of co-authored papers, all authors need to fulfil this age restriction. Age is measured as at the ending date of the conference. Authors who wish to be considered for this award need to indicate this when submitting the paper for presentation at the CIRET conference.

Furthermore, it is possible for the Isaac Kerstenetzky Award Committee to hand out the Isaac Kerstenetzky Scholarly Achievement Award. This special prize awards an outstanding scholar for producing path-breaking research in fields relevant to the CIRET community.

Getulio Vargas Foundation

Life and work of Isaac Kerstenetzky